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'Cats pull out win
Following a lackluster first half of play, the Mount Si Wildcats' varsity football team headed to the locker room at the break with their heads down and trailing the Interlake Saints 14-0. Although the team had given up several big plays, head coach Charlie Kinnune had faith in his team and appealed to their desire to win during the locker room talk. The Wildcats emerged renewed in the second half, and behind two fourth-quarter touchdowns, surged pass the Saints 21-14 for their first league win of the year.
"We went in at halftime and I pointed at five or six individuals and appealed to their manhood," Kinnune said. "We needed to man up, gut up, and we did that and I am proud of this team, really proud of this team.
"We weren't playing with toughness, like the men that I know we are, and the kids responded really well," Kinnune added.
It was a player who had not been seen in a uniform this year that contributed to the fourth-quarter surge. Senior Brad Trombley, who sat out the first six games of the season for disciplinary reasons, was back in uniform and contributed several huge plays both offensively and defensively.
"Trombley was a huge spark for us," said Kinnune. "They left him uncovered and we knew he was going to add a lot to this game. I look back and know he would have helped but the past is the past."
Interlake scored the only touchdowns of the first half, as well as their only touchdowns in the second quarter, with two passes.
Trombley, Eric Meuli and Michael Gavronski all contributed big plays defensively in the first half.
For the complete story, pick up a copy of this week's Valley Record